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Man gets 45 years for sodomy charge involving 12-year-old

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Kenton County man will spend the next 45 years behind bars for sodomy.

Bobby Perry, 39, was found guilty last month of sodomizing a 12-year-old boy. The jury recommended a 45-year sentenced.

Judge Gregory Bartlett agreed with the jury's recommendation.

"Although 45 years is a long time, the jury recommended that sentence, and I can't second guess their wisdom," said Bartlett.

The victim, now 16, testified at trial that he was sodomized by Perry four times. Judge Bartlett said the teen will likely suffer from a "lifetime of problems."

As part of Perry's sentence, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Perry is also awaiting trial for a sex trafficking charge. He is one of three people who were indicted last year in what prosecutors say is Kenton County's first sex trafficking case. Perry's wife, Ernestine, is also facing charges. Investigators say the couple sold the boy to Lance Presswood, who is also facing charges.

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